January 28, 2011

Mystery Grandfather Clock, on a Sandbar

Perhaps you have read over the last day or two about a Baby Grand Piano that was mysteriously found floating but grounded on a sandbar in […]
January 27, 2011

Timepieces Go From Thin to Thinner

The first show of the season in Europe displays a newly trimmed down set of watches.
January 21, 2011

Big Brands and Freeloaders Jostle for Attention at the Geneva Watch Salon

The invitation-only salon bills itself as the landmark gathering for the fine watch sector. But other companies not in the salon's fold were angling for a piece of the action.
January 19, 2011

Howard Miller Floor Clock Collection

The terms Floor Clocks is essentially synonymous with grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks.  Longcase clocks, as they are also known, have a free standing case, with […]
January 17, 2011

A Living Museum of Watchmaking

Against all odds, Minerva survives the industry's ups and downs in the village where it began.
January 17, 2011

A Driving Passion Influences Design

The influence of fast cars on watches has often been most obvious in dial design, with, for example, the incorporation of subdials suggesting the speed counters on racecar dashboards.
January 17, 2011

Tourbillon Returns, Defying Economic Gravity

One sign that the industry is confident about the nascent economic recovery is the unabashed pride that many makers are taking in touting their newest tourbillons again.
January 17, 2011

Antique Pocket Watches Back in Vogue

"Buyers of antique pocket watches are mostly from Taiwan, China or the Middle East," said Aurel Bacs, international head of watches at Christie's.
January 17, 2011

Cartier Looks for Recognition in Watchmaking

The jeweler, having set up a watchmaking operation in Switzerland in 2001, released a new model last year and is unveiling another this week as it seeks to burnish its watch credentials.
January 17, 2011

Louis Vuitton Takes the Plunge in Basel

Louis Vuitton, will take part for the first time , this year, in the Baselworld watch fair. It will take over a canal boat and dock it in front of Les Trois Rois, the hotel on the Rhine, a short walk from the Baselworld bustle.